Driving Directions

Take Exit 3 from Interstate 95. At the exit stop light turn east on to Highway 40. Follow the signs traveling east into Historic St. Marys. Highway 40 East will also be named Osborne St. Once you reach the historic district, turn right at the stop sign onto St Marys Street. The NPS visitor Center is in the blue building and the Ferry dock are both located on the left.

For GPS Users: try the following address: 113 St. Marys Street St Marys, GA 31558. This is our visitor center address and will get you to the right location. If you simply put in Cumberland Island National Seashore, your GPS unit will likely take you to Crooked River State Park as this is the closest boat ramp to the Seashore.


New Check In Process

Hurricane Irma destroyed the park's mainland docks. As a result, there will be a new check in process. Watch the ferry check in video and download the accompanying map and checklist to be prepared for your visit.

Watch the Ferry Check In Video


All visitors - day visitors and campers - must park in the Cumberland Island Parking Lot one block west of the Visitor Center.

Bus and RV parking is located in marked spots along the east side of Seagrove Street.


Transportation to the Island

The only way to get to the island is by passenger ferry (not a car ferry) or private boat. For information about making a reservation with the National Park Service official concessionaire operated ferry visit our Reservations page or visit Cumberland Island Ferry website.

General directional map to the Cumberland Island National Seashore Mainland Visitor Center and Museum.

Last updated: November 4, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

101 Wheeler St
St. Marys, GA 31558


(912) 882-4336

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